Bangs Fringe Haircut

Bangs Fringe for women

Bangs (Fringe) haircut

Bangs, also known as a fringe in some regions, refer to a section of hair that is cut to cover the forehead, typically starting from the hairline and varying in length and style.

Bangs are a versatile and popular hairstyle choice that can complement various hair lengths and textures, as well as different face shapes.

Here’s an in-depth exploration of bangs:

bangs haircut in Reading and Tilehurst

Types of Bangs Haircuts:

1. Straight Across (Full) Bangs

This classic style features bangs cut straight across the forehead, creating a bold and defined look. They can be worn bluntly or softened with slight tapering at the edges.

Straight Across (Full) Bangs haircut in Reading and Tilehurst
2. Side-Swept Bangs

Also known as a curtain fringe, side-swept bangs are parted to one side and gently brushed to frame the face, adding softness and sophistication.

Side-Swept Bangs haircut in Reading and Tilehurst
3. Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are feathered and textured, with slightly uneven ends that create a soft and natural appearance. They are ideal for adding a delicate touch to hairstyles.

Textured and choppy layers
4. Baby Bangs (Micro Bangs)

Baby bangs are cut very short, above the eyebrows, for a dramatic and edgy look that highlights facial features.

short layers
Benefits of Bangs and Fringes Haircut:
  • Face Framing: Bangs can enhance facial features, accentuate eyes, and soften the overall appearance of the face.

  • Versatility: Bangs can be styled in various ways, including straight, tousled, curled, or pinned back, offering versatility and flexibility.

  • Camouflage Forehead: Bangs can help conceal a high forehead or balance facial proportions, making them a flattering choice for many face shapes.

Styling Options:
  • Blowout: Use a round brush and blow dryer to style bangs for volume and a smooth finish.

  • Flat Iron: Straighten bangs with a flat iron for a sleek and polished look.

  • Textured or Tousled: Apply texturizing products like wax or pomade to create a tousled, relaxed vibe.

Face Shapes and Suitability:
  • Round Faces: Side-swept bangs can elongate round faces, while soft, wispy bangs can add angles and definition.

  • Oval Faces: Nearly any type of bangs suits oval faces due to their balanced proportions.

  • Heart-Shaped Faces: Soft, layered bangs can complement a heart-shaped face by balancing a broader forehead.


Regular trims (every 2-4 weeks) are necessary to keep bangs looking fresh and prevent them from becoming too long or unruly. Trimming can also help maintain the desired shape and style.  Our Team at The 5th Element Hair Salon will direct you to maintain your haircut at home.

To all our clients Bangs and Fringe trims are complementary. You don’t need to book or Pay.

Celebrity Inspiration

Bangs have been popular among celebrities for decades, with iconic figures like Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Zooey Deschanel showcasing different bang styles that have become timeless classics.

In summary, bangs (fringe) are a versatile and stylish hairstyle element that can transform your look and enhance your natural features. Whether you opt for full, blunt bangs or soft, side-swept layers, bangs offer endless styling possibilities and can be tailored to suit your unique style and personality.

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Before we start doing anything – Your stylist will have an in-depth consultation about your hair, and styles and answer all the questions you might have.